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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow seems to have contradicted the varsity’s declare that Odell Beckham Jr. was handing out pretend cash to Tigers gamers after Monday’s Faculty Soccer Playoff Championship Recreation.
Showing on the Pardon My Take podcast (h/t Brian Fonseca of NJ.com), Burrow stated the Cleveland Browns extensive receiver was handing out actual cash on the sector.
After video footage of Beckham passing out money was captured on social media, an LSU athletic official advised Brooks Kubena of The Advocate that the cash wasn’t actual.
Kubena added the varsity remains to be investigating the scenario as a result of there have been novelty payments on the sector in the course of the crew’s celebration, however it was unclear if Beckham was utilizing these.
Burrow stated on the podcast that he is “not a student-athlete anymore, so I can say yeah” when requested if Beckham gave him cash.
Per Scott Rabalais of The Advocate, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron stated Tuesday he was unaware of what was taking place with Beckham and the cash.
Rabalais added if any of the gamers did obtain cash, they may doubtless give it again to keep away from any potential NCAA guidelines violations.
The Tigers gained their first nationwide title since 2007 on Monday with a 42-25 victory over Clemson. Additionally they accomplished this system’s first undefeated season in 61 years and set a single-season report with 15 wins.
Beckham was on the sport to assist his alma mater. The three-time Professional Bowler performed three seasons with the Tigers from 2011-13 earlier than being chosen No. 12 total by the New York Giants within the 2014 NFL draft.